PHOENIX – An excessive heat advisory for 12 Arizona counties is scheduled to begin Saturday and extend through at least June 18, with a high temperature forecast of 117 ° F in Phoenix on Wednesday.
The 12 Arizona counties affected are:
- Graham, Greenlee, Santa Cruz from June 12 at 10 a.m. to June 16 at 8 p.m.
- Coconino from June 12 at 10 am to June 17 at 6 pm
- Gila, Maricopa, Pinal, Pima from June 12 at 10 am to June 18 at 8 pm
- Yavapai from June 13 at 12 p.m. to June 17, 6 p.m.
- Mohave, La Paz, Yuma, from June 14 at 10 am to June 18 at 8 pm
The risk of fire is latent in the north and northwest of the state.
Heat exhaustion or heatstroke prevention
The Arizona Department of Health Services recommends the following to avoid heat exhaustion or heatstroke:
- Stay in air-conditioned buildings.
- Limit outdoor activity during the hottest part of the day (noon)
- Drink water before, during, and after working or exercising outdoors.
The beginning of summer is approaching and with it the increase in temperatures.
Driving in extreme temperatures
- Tips from the Arizona Department of Transportation include:
- Sun protection: In addition to an umbrella, bring sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat and wear loose-fitting light-colored cotton clothing.
- Refueling: keep your tank three-quarters full. Running out of gas, especially in a remote location, is dangerous in extremely hot conditions.
- Hydrate: Grab a cooler to keep extra drinking water cold, and consider adding several bottles of frozen water to cool off or to defrost and drink if needed. Make sure everyone, including pets, stays hydrated.
- If the temperature inside your vehicle gets too hot, everyone, including pets, should carefully get out and find or create a shaded area as far away from traffic lanes as possible.
- Check Your Vehicle – You can help prevent breakdowns and blowouts by making sure your vehicle is in good operating condition. Check air conditioning and coolant levels, top up vital engine fluids, and make sure battery is working properly. Check your tire pressure.
For more recommendations👉 https://azdot.gov/about/transportation-safety/severe-weather
Know what happens inside and outside the body in extreme heat.